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Canadian man loses appeal on missing lotto jackpot by 7 seconds

TORONTO - A Canadian man who was denied part of a C$27 million (14.19 million pounds) jackpot because he missed the deadline to buy the ticket by seven seconds has lost his appeal to get the money.

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San Francisco Zoo offers spurned lovers cockroach, scorpion adoptions

- The San Francisco Zoo is giving the spurned and broken-hearted a new reason to mark Valentine's Day - the chance to adopt a giant scorpion or hissing cockroach named after a heart-trampling ex.

27 Jan 2015

China police suspended after dining on enormous salamander

BEIJING - The southern Chinese city of Shenzhen suspended 14 police officers and put a police chief under investigation on Tuesday on suspicion of feasting on an endangered giant salamander, state media reported.

27 Jan 2015

Naked violinist sues Portland police over arrest

PORTLAND, Ore. - An Oregon man who claims his rights were violated last year when he was arrested outside the federal courthouse in downtown Portland for playing his violin in the nude is suing the police department and others for $1.1 million. 

26 Jan 2015

Hoax caller impersonating spy chief put through to PM Cameron

LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday security would be reviewed, but no harm had been done, after an apparently drunk hoaxer claiming to be the director of Britain's eavesdropping agency was put though to his mobile phone.

UK, 26 Jan 2015

Lock of Abe Lincoln's hair sells for $25,000 at Dallas auction

DALLAS - A lock of slain U.S. President Abraham Lincoln's hair and items connected to his assassin were top sellers on Saturday at an auction that fetched $803,889 in the sale of a top private collection of Lincoln memorabilia.

25 Jan 2015